CLEARFIELD – The Lawrence Township Supervisors heard about a clean-up project along Montgomery Run, on 104th Cavalry Road from Police Chief Mark Brooks at last night’s meeting and thanked the high school students involved.
Brooks reported that the watershed club from Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School took it upon themselves to clean up the area along 2.5 miles.
Items included mattresses, tires, television sets, couches, shingles, etc. Brooks said the area is a bad one for illegal dumping, and many of the items are hazardous to the environment, especially the watershed. Ultimately the group took out five large truck loads of debris. He said the club is involved in monitoring the waterway and regularly takes soil and water samples.
The students included Luke Witherite, Jacob Robinson, Noah Rumsky, Micah Heichel, Thomas Celli, John Owens, Matt Sanders and Juliet Kennedy.
Brooks also noted that with the nicer weather people are out and about more and will be hiking in the woodlands and other areas. He asked that anyone who finds biological waste, such as used syringes, to contact the police, even if it is only one item.
Another item Brooks spoke about was a visit from Bear Den Cub Scout Pack No. 2 to the police station and also officers visiting the Scout meeting. He said it was a good opportunity to show the Scouts what they do, and he added that other community groups are always welcome to set up a tour of the station as well.
The supervisors opened bids for 1,000 tons (more or less) of 2RC limestone. The low bidder was Bucktail Excavators and the supervisors accepted the bid of $11.27. The other bids came from New Enterprise Stone and Lime, Woodland Equipment and Supply and Glen O. Hawbaker Inc.
Bids for driving surface aggregate on Hemlock Hollow Road were also opened and the lowest bidder was St. Marys Paving at $59,987.20. The other bidders were New Enterprise and Hawbaker.
The supervisors approved plans for the Tour de Susquehanna bike race to be held July 10. Plans for the race are the same as previous years, and it was noted that 60-70 people attend and look forward to the race, which has been held for 10 years.
Code Enforcement Officer Debra Finkbeiner reminds residents that burning is prohibited in the township and encouraged residents to report burning of rubbish.
Residents are also reminded that swimming pools require permits in the township as well.
The supervisors approved a grant application to the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources by the recreation board for new playground equipment.
A short executive session for personnel was held with no action taken.
The next meeting date was changed to April 21 at 7 p.m. instead of April 19.